Assassin’s Creed Gets A Stylish New Manga Set In China
Revealed last week on their Japanese Twitter account, Ubisoft has coordinated with Minoji Kurata to write an all-new Assassin’s Creed manga that is based in China. Since its very inception, the franchise of Assassin has captured the imagination of fans far and wide, dropping players into the past using a very powerful machine called the Animus. Players have been asking for a game set in Japan, yet a manga set in China will just have to suffice… for now.
The Monthly Sunday GX magazine gave more detailed notice of the upcoming run. Utilizing the character from Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Shao Jun, the manga series of Kurata will unfold with the story of China’s last assassin when she lonely attempts to thwart the Templars from overruling the world. Kurata is famous for Daily Life of Scholar Shinjiro Katsuragi and Kusuriya no Hitorigoto. Although very different from what fans might expect with his upcoming Assassin’s Creed manga series, these prior works show his talents with historical fiction.
It’s not clear what the manga will pertain to exactly or where it will pick up; however, it’s sure to draw on details from the multi-media counterpart. Set in 1526, the video game Assassin’s Creed followed Shao Jun returning to China after having been trained by the revered assassin Ezio Auditore. Her mission was to stop the Templars and rebuild the Brotherhood of Assasins back to the rightful place in the hierarchy of life, balancing good and evil better than the Jedi from Star Wars ever thought possible. Jun longs to avenge her fallen brethren, which is a common thread shared among Assassin’s storylines.
The manga will certainly dive far deeper into her own back story, uncover pieces of her life, and possibly highlight other unknowns about the lore of Assassin’s Creed itself. This comic story will help to shape and broaden the Assassin’s world with far more detail than the game ever could.